A NEW event on the golfing calendar took place at Dale last Saturday when the InterSport Trophy was won by Ian Scott.
It was a fairly breezy day with the threat of rain never far away and although the damp conditions meant that the greens were a bit slower than usual there were some very impressive scores returned.
Scott’s 71 (net 62) took first place with several birdies helping him to card a two under par 32 for the front nine, his back nine was steady enough to return a card a fine 71.
Another good round came from Arthur Williamson who scored 77 (net 63) to finish second, just one shot back. A further shot back in third was Dougie Shearer with a 73 (net 64) and Jordan Leask was fourth with an excellent gross 69 (net 64).
Conditions were very similar on Sunday but the excellent scoring continued. David Howells won the August medal with a round of 70 (net 63) with Grant Wiseman one shot back with 72 (net 64) despite three penalty shots on his card. Third was Ian Leask with 80 (net 68).
The August senior medal was won by David L. Thomson, also with a fine round, his 73(net 63) comfortably taking first place.
The Summer League will also reach its conclusion this week with Chris Conboy, Ronnie Birnie and Paul Nicol all tied for first place on 20 points. Although Conboy and Birnie both had more first places than Nicol the two could not be separated so a play-off will take place this week to decide who wins the cup.
The next few weeks also sees the last stages of the season-long matchplay knockouts. In the Bill Farr cup semi-finals Colin Bain beat Ian Leiper and Dougie Shearer knocked out John Nicolson.
Bain has enjoyed some success in the knockouts this year and is also in the final of the McVitie & Price after he defeated Adrian Henderson and will now play Bruce Crossan in the final.
In the Queens Hotel Shield doubles knockout Neil Henderson and David Nicol beat George Leask and Ronnie Birnie in the semi-final and will play Stuart Fox and Michael Boxwell in the final after they saw off Chris Conboy and Ross Chisholm.
There will be a stableford sweepstake tomorrow and the Haig Whisky Trophy will take place on Sunday – this is also a stableford points competition.